Appointment of Joyce Tenney as Acting Director of Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

12662631454_73fd5871b4_zFrom: Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Antonio Moreira, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Joyce Tenney as Acting Director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, effective November 24, 2014 through June 30, 2015. This appointment follows the recent announcement from Dr. Larry Wilt of his retirement from UMBC and his position of Director of the Library & Gallery on July 1, 2015 subsequent to taking a research leave starting January 1, 2015. A national search for a permanent Director will be launched with a target appointment date of July 1, 2015.

Joyce Tenney has had a long and very productive career as a member of the Library staff. She began as a student assistant in 1975 and was appointed Serials Librarian in 1983. Since 1983, Joyce has led the Serials Department through many changes and challenges, most notably the transition from print to online formats. She has supervised several other units in the Library on a temporary basis since that time. Currently, Serials, Circulation and Library Media Departments report to her as Associate Director. Ms. Tenney has also been very active on the Council of University System Faculty of USM, the USMAI and on the Maryland Digital Library.

Joyce is a UMBC alumna of the Ancient Studies Department, and has strong ties to UMBC. She has a deep commitment to ensuring faculty, staff and students have the research and teaching support needed at a research institution and a comfortable, inviting place to study.

While we will be celebrating Dr. Larry Wilt’s many accomplishments later in this academic year, we wish to express our deepest appreciation for all he has contributed during his 33 years of service to UMBC and his leadership for 24 years as Director of the Library & Gallery which he carried out with vision, passion, personal commitment and the utmost integrity.

Dr. Wilt’s primary research project for the first half of 2015 will address planning for mid-sized, research supporting, academic libraries.  In addition, he will be studying Spanish in a Medellín, Colombia immersion program and preparing to teach English in other countries.

Please join us in wishing Joyce Tenney much continued success in her new responsibilities.

Tom Beck, Library, Speaks at the Library of Congress

Tom Beck, Chief Curator, Library & Gallery, recently spoke at the Library of Congress commemorating the photographs of David Seymour. He is a biographer of the famous photographer who in 1947 co-founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and George Rodger. Magnum Photos is the internationally important photojournalist’s cooperative whose members are among the finest photographers in the world.

The Library of Congress program occurred on the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Seymour and celebrated the donation of 112 of Seymour photographs to the Library of Congress.

Apps at Your Public Library (12/3)

Want to learn how to get more out of your e-reader, tablet or smartphone with free Baltimore County Public Library apps?

We will show you the latest apps available from the library and demonstrate how to manage your account, place holds and download e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines. Open to all UMBC students, faculty, and staff.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 3 from 12 -1 p.m. in LIB 259.

Victoria Sambunaris Artist Lecture (10/8)

sambunaris10-360In conjunction with the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomies of a Landscape on display at the Library Gallery through December 17, photographer Victoria Sambunaris will discuss her work on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Each year, she structures her life around a photographic journey crossing the American landscape. Her most recent project has been working in South Texas photographing the intersection of geology, industry and culture encompassing the international boundary and energy industry. She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. In 2011, a twelve-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and is currently at UMBC’s Library Gallery. Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lannan Foundation. Radius Books recently published her first monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, released April 2014. Victoria Sambunaris is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery and James Kelly Contemporary.

Admission to the exhibition and lecture is free. For additional information visit here.

EndNote Basic Workshop (10/13)

EndNote Basic Workshop
October 13 (12 pm – 1 pm) LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the
web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word.

Click here to register.